HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team picked up its third consecutive win to open the season Friday night as the Bobcats shut out the No. 18 Boston College Eagles, 1-0, in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,625 in the Frank Perrotti Jr. Arena at the People's United Center.
Chase Priskie (Pembroke Pines, Florida) rocketed home a power-play goal for his second of the season and Keith Petruzzelli (Wilbraham, Massachusetts) tallied his first career shutout in the Bobcats dominant victory.
Quinnipiac 1, Boston College 0
Frank Perrotti Jr. Arena at People's United Center | Hamden, Conn.
- (17:35, 1st period) – Quinnipiac 1, Boston College 0: The Bobcats opened the scoring while on the 5-on-3 power play with 2:25 to go in the third period. Priskie reeled in a pass from Brandon Fortunato(North Hills, New York) and rifled a one-timer into the top right shelf for his second goal of the season to give Quinnipiac the early lead. Brogan Rafferty (Dundee, Illinois) was also credited with an assist.
- Quinnipiac remains unbeaten against Boston College in four all-time meetings, improving to 3-0-1 since their first encounter in the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four Semifinals
- Official attendance was 3,625 Friday night, the largest crowd at Quinnipiac game since the same number of fans watch last season's game against Yale on Nov. 18, 2017
- Priskie's goal is his second of the season and first power-play goal
- Last season, Priskie scored a team-high eight power-play goals
- Priskie surpassed Reid Cashman '07 for the fourth most goals by a defenseman in program history with 24. His 79 points rank sixth, just behind Anthony DiPalma '01 who is fifth on the list with 82
- Petruzzelli was perfect Friday night as the Bobcats' netminder made 21 saves in his first career shutout
- He has three straight wins to open the season, tied for his most consecutive wins in his career and sports a 1.34 GAA along with a .931 save percentage.
- Petruzzelli's biggest save of the game came in the second period as he made a point-blank save on a shot from Logan Hutsko directly on top of the crease after receiving a pass and making a great move to bring the puck to his forehand
- Fortunato picked up the primary assist on Priskie's power-play goal to give him points in two straight games after his first goal of the season on Tuesday against UConn
- Rafferty picked up his first assist and point of 2018 as he recorded the secondary helper on Priskie's goal.
- With Rafferty's assist, 12 different players have recorded a point through the first three games of the season
- Sophomore Karlis Cukste (Riga, Latvia) led Quinnipiac with three blocked shots in Friday's win
- The Bobcats were a perfect 2 for 2 on the penalty kill
- The Bobcats return to action next weekend when they take on American International College next weekend in a home-and-home series. Quinnipiac will first travel to Springfield, Massachusetts, on Friday night before returning home Saturday night for a showdown with the Yellow Jackets.